HURI Research Fellowships are granted to scholars in the middle of their academic career, typically around eight to ten after receiving a PhD and continuing scholarly work.
The fellowships provide a stipend of $4,400 per month to cover the cost of housing, health insurance, and other living expenses. In addition to the stipend, the awards provide for the cost of direct roundtrip travel to Harvard University.
Requests for residence for periods from three to eight months will be considered; adjustments in the requested time-frame may be made at the time of award. The average tenure for a fellow has been four months, the period of either Harvard's Fall Semester or Spring Semester.
Individuals who hold a doctorate in a field in the humanities or social sciences and who have demonstrated a commitment to Ukrainian studies are eligible to apply. Those individuals who have received their PhD or its academic equivalent (e.g., Kandydat nauk) within the past eight to ten years are especially encouraged to apply for the HURI Research Fellowship. Individuals who are more recent PhDs or have completed and defended their dissertation by the time they submit their application should apply instead for the Mihaychuk Postdoctoral Research Fellowship.
Important: You must be eligible to receive and maintain a short-term J-1 visa to carry out research on an Institute fellowship. More information can be found at http://www.hio.harvard.edu/j-scholar-visa. Please also note the two-year national residency requirements, which may apply to you if you recently held a long-term J-1 visa.